What is Peshawar known for?

line year'

* September 1 - ''Frontier Mail (Golden Temple Mail)'' express passenger service between Colaba Terminus (Bombay (Mumbai)) and Peshawar inaugurated by Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway. * September 22 - Canadian (Canada) Premier (Premier (Canada)) John Bracken drives the last rail spike spike

historic event

ArticleView articleId 1644 PTI-enrols-57625-members-in-8-days-in-NWFP.aspx publisher PTI title PTI enrols 57,625 members in 8 days in N.W.F.P date December 31, 2008 accessdate March 17, 2012 Also, the chairman of the party Imran Khan (Imran Khan (Pakistani cricketer)) went to Peshawar on December 23, 2008 during the membership campaign. That proved to be a historic event as thousands of people gathered there to welcome him.

political history

king Asoka's Yavanas were undoubtedly located in Arachosia (Kandhahar) Political History of Ancient India, 1996, pp 601, 610, H. C. Raychaudhury, B. N. Mukerjee. * And his Gandharas were in Pushkalavati Peshawar west of Indus (''territory of the Astakenoi of Arrian'') as well as in Taxila (''the kingdom of Taxiles'') on east side of river Indus. ref name "Ancient India 1996, pp 601, 610"

''. Political History of Ancient India, 1996, p 601, H. C. Raychaudhury, B. N. Mukerjee. It began as a mutiny of native soldiers (sepoys) employed by the British East India Company's army, against perceived race based injustices and inequities, on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon erupted into other mutinies and civilian rebellions which were mainly centered on north central India along the several major river valleys draining the south face

reference in ancient Indian texts also. In epic times and Buddhist times, it had formed integral part of Ancient Kamboja (Kambojas) Mahajanapada. Old kingdom of Abhisara was basically situated in the Poonch, Rajauri and Nowshera (Nowshera District) districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Political History of Ancient India: From the Accession of Parikshit to the Extinction of the Gupta Dynasty, 1953, p 248, Hemchandra Raychaudhuri, University of Calcutta; The Mahābhārata, Its

free number

privately run services that use cars and minibuses of various types throughout Pakistan, providing a reliable and quick means of transport. Recently, the Radio Cab was introduced in Pakistan, which offers riders to call a toll free number to get in touch with the closest taxi stand. This service is currently offered in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Peshawar and Lahore. Services for Hyderabad (Hyderabad, Sindh) and Sialkot are now being made. Marathas In 1758

distinct cultural

and English (English language). Muslim Communities of South Asia: Culture Society and Power edited by T N Madan Manohar Publications Meos have lost their group identity and distinct cultural traditions and have assimilated (Cultural assimilation) with local Muslim population. commons:Peshawar

leading news

School The Para Training School was established at the PAF Academy Risalpur in 2003. It is the second parachute school in Pakistan after the Pakistan Army Para School located at Peshawar. Before its establishment, PAF personnel were trained at the Pakistan Army Para School. The school conducts various basic and advanced courses, including free fall training. Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan It also trains cadets to fly para motor gliders. PAF Academy holds commissioning ceremony The Special Service Wing of the PAF also receives parachute training at this school birth_date commons:Peshawar

including life

;ref Johansen, p. 62. One British Indian Army regiment, troops of the renowned Royal Garhwal Rifles (The Garhwal Rifles), refused to fire at the crowds. The entire platoon was arrested and many received heavy penalties, including life imprisonment. In 1996, Amer travelled to Surobi, to find his younger brother who had spent four years fighting alongside Gulbuddin Hekmatyar against the Taliban. ref name "kerry"

fierce opposition

, Lahore, and Quetta. General Pervez Musharraf faced already fierce opposition from his mostly Muslim population for his support of the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan. Pakistan also had a seat on the UN Security Council during the pre-war period, though would not have likely voted in favor of the resolution at the time Bush had planned to present it, in an attempt to quell civilian dissent. - Arbab Niaz Stadium Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1 - scorecard http


the school's swimming & hockey." Omar Asghar Khan, Omar had a lively sense of humor and kind, gentle temperament. Many of the havelis of India and Pakistan were influenced by Islamic Persian (Islamic architecture), Central Asian (Central Asian architecture) and Indian architecture (Architecture of India). They usually contain a courtyard often with a fountain in the centre. The old cities of in Agra


; Pathan had another difficult start to the new year in 2006 on the Test tour to Pakistan. In the first two Test matches played on flat surfaces in Lahore and Faisalabad, he had little success against the Pakistani batsmen, taking a total of two wickets while conceding 319 runs at more than four runs an over. After not getting and opportunity in the First Test—India lost only one wicket—Pathan made use of the good batting conditions himself and scored 90 in a double century partnership


image_flag flag_size image_seal seal_size image_shield shield_size image_blank_emblem blank_emblem_type blank_emblem_size image_map mapsize map_caption image_map1 mapsize1 map_caption1 image_dot_map dot_mapsize dot_map_caption dot_x dot_y pushpin_map Pakistan pushpin_label_position pushpin_map_caption Location within Pakistan pushpin_mapsize coordinates_display inline,title coordinates_region PK subdivision_type Country subdivision_name Pakistan subdivision_type1 Province subdivision_name1 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa subdivision_type2 District subdivision_name2 Peshawar District seat_type seat parts_type Union Councils (Union Councils of Pakistan) parts_style !-- list (for list), coll (for collapsed list), para (for paragraph format) Default is list if up to 5 items, coll if more than 5-- parts 25 p1 p2 government_footnotes government_type established_title established_date area_magnitude unit_pref area_footnotes area_total_km2 1257 area_land_km2 area_water_km2 area_total_sq_mi area_land_sq_mi area_water_sq_mi area_water_percent elevation_footnotes tags-- elevation_m 359 elevation_ft elevation_max_m elevation_max_ft elevation_min_m elevation_min_ft population_as_of 2010 population_footnotes population_note population_total 3,307,798 population_density_km2 auto population_density_sq_mi timezone PST (Pakistan Standard Time) utc_offset +5 timezone_DST utc_offset_DST coor_type latd 34 latm 01 lats latNS N longd 71 longm 35 longs longEW E postal_code_type postal_code 25000 Country_code 0092 area_code 091 website footnotes '''Peshawar''' ( Peshawar is situated in a large valley near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, close to the Pak-Afghan border (Durand Line). Known as "City on the Frontier", Peshawar's strategic location on the crossroads of Central Asia and South Asia has made it one of the most culturally vibrant and lively cities in the greater region. Peshawar is irrigated by various canals of the Kabul River and by its right tributary, the Bara River.

Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities. In the last three decades, there has been a significant increase in urban population, in part due to internal migration of people in search of better employment opportunities, education, and services, and in part because of the influx of Afghans (Afghans in Pakistan) and other people internally displaced (internally displaced person) due to military operations and civil unrest in neighboring regions. Peshawar is the major educational, political, and business center of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Peshawar's recorded history goes back as far as at least 539 BC, making it one of the oldest living cities in South Asia. Peshawar: Oldest continuously inhabited City in South Asia. Retrieved 17 October 2014.

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